The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 395 399 360
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 44 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 37
Median daily rate £475 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £433 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9640 9657 11175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.72% 41.65% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6374 6410 7274
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 197 251
Median hourly rate £17.98 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Mayfair - 2 £325 -
Croydon -13 1 £470 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 59 (79.73%) Cisco
2 50 (67.57%) Firewall
3 46 (62.16%) CheckPoint
4 44 (59.46%) Finance
5 38 (51.35%) Juniper
6 34 (45.95%) Wireless
7 33 (44.59%) F5
8 31 (41.89%) DNS
9 30 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (39.19%) VPN
11 28 (37.84%) Palo Alto
12 25 (33.78%) DHCP
13 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (31.08%) WAN
14 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
14 23 (31.08%) ITIL
14 23 (31.08%) Network Security
15 21 (28.38%) BIG-IP
15 21 (28.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
16 18 (24.32%) FireEye
16 18 (24.32%) Aruba
16 18 (24.32%) LAN
17 17 (22.97%) CCNP
17 17 (22.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (21.62%) Riverbed
18 16 (21.62%) Change Management
19 15 (20.27%) Project Management
19 15 (20.27%) SolarWinds
19 15 (20.27%) ProxySG

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) FileNet
3 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) GitHub
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (67.57%) Firewall
2 34 (45.95%) Wireless
3 31 (41.89%) DNS
4 30 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (39.19%) VPN
6 25 (33.78%) DHCP
7 23 (31.08%) Network Security
7 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
7 23 (31.08%) WAN
8 21 (28.38%) BIG-IP
8 21 (28.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 18 (24.32%) LAN
10 17 (22.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (17.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 13 (17.57%) WAAS
11 13 (17.57%) Wireshark
12 12 (16.22%) Internet
13 11 (14.86%) IPsec
14 10 (13.51%) MPLS
15 9 (12.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.41%) JMeter
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 44 (59.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Architect
4 10 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Consultant
6 8 (10.81%) Network Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Data Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Data Centre Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Data Migration Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Migration Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Citrix Server Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Network Security Architect
10 3 (4.05%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) JSON
1 4 (5.41%) Spring
1 4 (5.41%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) J2EE
2 3 (4.05%) REST
2 3 (4.05%) RESTful
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.35%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.35%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) BBC
6 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Unix
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Solaris
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) ITIL
2 16 (21.62%) Change Management
3 15 (20.27%) Project Management
4 13 (17.57%) Network Architecture
5 12 (16.22%) Load Balancing
5 12 (16.22%) Service Management
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.76%) Information Security
7 5 (6.76%) Migration
7 5 (6.76%) SIEM
7 5 (6.76%) Time Management
7 5 (6.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.41%) OCR
8 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Scrum
8 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.05%) High Availability
9 3 (4.05%) Security Operations
9 3 (4.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) Java
2 1 (1.35%) PHP
2 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (22.97%) CCNP
3 8 (10.81%) CCIE
4 6 (8.11%) CCSE
4 6 (8.11%) JNCIP
4 6 (8.11%) JNCIS
5 4 (5.41%) Degree
6 3 (4.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.35%) CCSA
7 1 (1.35%) CISM
7 1 (1.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) PCI DSS
2 13 (17.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.11%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) ProxySG
2 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) BIND 9
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.70%) OPNET
3 2 (2.70%) QRadar
4 1 (1.35%) Cacti
4 1 (1.35%) Control-M
4 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.35%) Nagios
4 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.35%) OpenView
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (79.73%) Cisco
2 46 (62.16%) CheckPoint
3 38 (51.35%) Juniper
4 33 (44.59%) F5
5 28 (37.84%) Palo Alto
6 18 (24.32%) Aruba
6 18 (24.32%) FireEye
7 16 (21.62%) Riverbed
8 15 (20.27%) SolarWinds
9 14 (18.92%) Citrix
10 13 (17.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 13 (17.57%) TippingPoint
11 12 (16.22%) LogLogic
11 12 (16.22%) Tufin
12 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.86%) Radianz
13 9 (12.16%) VMware
14 8 (10.81%) Fortinet
14 8 (10.81%) HP
15 6 (8.11%) Symantec